Since the events start shortly before
sunset, a minimum of half the race is
run in the dark. That has prompted
companies like Vision X to jump on
board as sponsors.
Scoring is electronic, and that is critical since the rally format
starts two vehicles every 30 to 45 seconds. The timing results
go out live via the web, so each team knows where they stand.
Racers may include a passenger, either as a co-driver or a
navigator. If the passenger is signed up as a navigator, they
may not drive the car.
The UTV Rally Raid race program has grown rapidly, with strong fields at every
event. Purpose-built race cars are allowed in some classes, but so far production-based units have taken most of the wins.
offer camping and cabin
has a larger
many primitive camping
and fall. There is a 259-acre campground, with four deluxe two-bed-room cabins, 10 smaller cabins with
double-bunk beds, and 39 RV sites
with full hookups. There are also
more than 75 primitive camping sites.
WP is located at 555 Windrock Park
Lane, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.
Contact them at (865) 435-1251 or
MEN AT THE TOP
When you make a phone call to a
UTV race promoter with events in
Alabama and Tennessee, the last
thing you expect is an English
accent. Brothers Jason and Matt
Halls were professional motorcycle
riders who ferried dispatches via
motorcycle through the narrow
roads and epic congestion of their
native England. President and
owner Jason Halls moved to the U.S.
seven years ago, joining Matt who
has been in the States 17 years.
Jason is the entrepreneurial one,
and he got the UTV bug when he
bought a RZR. Both brothers are
huge fans of European rally racing,
and Jason was determined to build a
series to endurance-race his RZR.
While Jason has the business sense,
the company got rolling when mar-
keting and PR specialist Matt joined
the team. A third key member of the
program is Mike Brown. Brown was
a racer in UTVRR’s first year, and he
wanted to join the team. He handles
all technical details of the series.
For more information on the series
and a detailed rules structure, go to
www.utvrallyraid.com or call (855)